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Studying abroad

The University of Virginia recognizes the importance of international experiences and aspires to provide students with the mindset, skills, and tools that will help them to become leaders of their chosen professions in the global society of the 21st century. To this end, the goal of this policy is to support the University’s broad menu of education abroad opportunities by promoting the health, safety, and security of students who are traveling abroad for University-related purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there scholarship opportunities for studying abroad?

Scholarships for education abroad are available from a number of sources. To view some of these visit the Education Abroad website.

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I am interested in participating in an abroad program. What is the first step?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Education Abroad website to read information on how to get started.

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I do not speak a second language, am I limited to study in the UK or Australia?

There are opportunities all over the world for students with any level of language ability. While plenty of opportunities exist in English-speaking countries, there are also programs in non-English speaking countries which offer course instruction in English. Students can do a Program Search on the Education Abroad website and identify language of instruction, subject area, location, term, etc.

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Dr Dudley Doane

Director, International, Summer, and Special Academic Programs

djd4j@virginia.edu

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International Studies Office general assistance

studyabroad@virginia.edu

(434) 982-3010

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